Social Science Basics for Coastal Managers: Analyzing Qualitative Data

Thursday, March 23, 2023
Event Time 09:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT
Cost $10
Location Zoom
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About this event

The social sciences are a valuable but often overlooked element of coastal zone managment. Issues from marsh restoration to flood mitigation all involve understanding critical human elements - knowledge, values, and attitudes - of the people who live, work, and play in these areas. This workshop is taught by NOAA's Office for Coastal Management.

The Analyzing Qualitative Data module provides participants with the knowledge and skills to analyze qualitative information from surveys, interviews, and focus groups.


Workshop Objectives

Participants will learn to:

  • Describe key differences between qualitative and quantitative analysis types
  • Identify and utilize basic approaches of inductive and deductive analyses
  • Code, categorize, and sort data


Workshop Format

This is a virtual workshop. It is one of 3 modules in a series on Social Science Basics for Coastal Managers. The other two sessions are Understanding Stakeholders and Conducting Interviews & Writing Effective Survey Questions. Registration in one does not guarantee registration in the other 2 modules. You must sign up for each individually. You do not have to sign up for the first one to understand the others. Sign up for the topics you are interested in.

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